People wait for stocks of protective face masks to arrive at a pharmacy in Singapore, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Feline Lim
Countries and their efforts to curb the spread of the new virus
January 28, 2020
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- In a circular to Nepali students living in Wuhan city of China, Nepali Embassy in China has advised them to contact the following numbers of local government agencies in order to facilitate evacuation: 027-87122256/027- 87811173
- Nepali community in China can contact the following hotline number of the Nepali embassy: 156 5072 0069
- France’s first plane to repatriate nationals from Wuhan will leave Paris on Wednesday and return the next day. The flight will carry people with no symptoms, junior transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebarri told television channel CNews.
- South Korea plans to send charter flights this week to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Tuesday. The planes will arrive in the city as early as Thursday, he told a ministerial meeting aimed at discussing efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
- Japan will send a charter flight to Wuhan on Tuesday night. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said the flight can carry around 200 passengers, but added about 650 citizens hope to return to Japan. Motegi said Tokyo is making arrangements for extra flights to Wuhan as early as Wednesday.
- Kazakhstan has asked Beijing to allow 98 Kazakh students to leave the city of Wuhan, deputy foreign minister Shukhrat Nuryshev said.
- Germany will evacuate 90 citizens living in China’s Wuhan region.
- Morocco will evacuate 100 citizens, mostly students, from the Wuhan area.
- Spain’s government is working with China and the European Union to repatriate Spanish nationals from the Wuhan area, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said.
- The U.S. State Department said it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and offer a limited number of seats to private U.S. citizens on a flight. Some private citizens will be able to board the “single flight” leaving Wuhan on Jan. 28 for San Francisco, it said.
- Canada has about 167 nationals in the Wuhan area, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Monday, and eight people have sought consular assistance, which is being provided.